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Hundreds gather in Turkey to remember victims of suicide blasts

Hundreds of people have gathered in central Ankara to remember the victims of twin suicide blasts that struck the Turkish capital one week ago.

The crowd stood in silence at 10.04am, the time the bombs went off on October 10, killing more than 100 people.

Islamic State is the focus of investigations into the twin suicide bombing, the country's prime minister has said.

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Queen sends 'heartfelt sympathy' to the Turkish people

The Queen has written to the Turkish president following Ankara bomb attacks. Credit: Reuters

The Queen has said she is "shocked and saddened" by the suspected suicide bombings thought to have claimed 128 lives in the Turkish capital Ankara.

Writing to the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Queen offered her "heartfelt sympathy" to the Turkish people following Saturday's attacks.

She said: "I offer my sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy to the Turkish people at this time.

"I, along with people across the world, have been shocked and saddened by Saturday's attack in Ankara and my thoughts are with all those affected by these terrible events."

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